Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
The award winner “Dancing Graffiti” is a unique interdisciplinary performance about the roles of private, public and inner personal walls that combines dance with live digital graffiti art. The performance collects all kinds of urban graffiti into one playful story that follows the evolution of a character from her birth, through her fights, until she discovers special inner powers. The story is not only a metaphor for life where every seemingly completed endeavor is immediately followed by a new one, but is also a comment on any human society that seeks to control the individual through social, physical and other constraints.
It evolves through:
- children drawings representing the innocent child’s view of life,
- sexual messages on toilet walls, representing the appearance of sexual activity,
- confrontational political graffiti representing teenage rebellion against agencies of control,
- prison graffiti representing awareness of exterior and interior constraints,
- playing with cartoon figures such as superheroes, representing the gathering of individual strength in order to confront personal barriers,
- arriving at spiritual / magical symbols representing the development of inner self and personality.
cast: Katalin Lengyel and Szabolcs Tóth-Zs.
international award: Professional Award of Antré Festival 2013
partners/collaborators: Conflux, Golem Theatre, L1 Association